Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Quote of the day.

What would we do without William Norman Grigg?  The man is quite simply a treasure.

Only in a universe in which the rules of logic follow the contours of a Salvador Dali painting would that warrant be considered “reasonable,” if the objective had been to avoid unnecessary violence.

I have a love of language and the construction of a good mental image, and Grigg regularly qualifies for wizard status in this regard.  When I need to point someone to an example of how to describe the world as it is, rather than as viewed through the beer goggles that so much of society insists on wearing, I go to him.  He combines razor-edged ridicule and sarcasm with a straight-up delivery style (it'd be deadpan if it weren't quite so sizzling with scorn) that reminds me of what we were all taught a "reporter" (remember those?) is supposed to be like.

That is:  it's a regular story, only told straight, without all the bullshit, and with terms and comparisons that are, like, contextually accurate.  (And it's hard to describe how refreshing that is, to someone who doesn't already understand.)

The world is not just more tolerable with him in it.  It's better.

1 comment:

MamaLiberty said...

You bet! Two of my very regular blog visits... Griggs and that Kevin Wilmeth guy. Even though Kevin doesn't post much sometimes. :)